City Of Wyoming Parks

Parks

 

40th Street Park

1030 40th Street SW is a park that primarily serves as a stormwater collection area. It is a large open space with a bowl-like shape and is often not usable due to wet soil or standing water. The park has limited amenities, with only an old swing set and a single picnic table. The park can be accessed via 40th Street, with street parking available. There are no walkways within the park and an unsightly water collection site is located at the center of the open space.

 

Battjes Park

Battjes Park is a neighborhood park located in the northern region of the city, featuring a small lake, playground equipment, sports facilities, and opportunities for fishing and wildlife viewing. The park can be accessed via Blandford Avenue, with a parking lot available, and a second, less-used entrance on Burton Street. The park serves both the local community and regional visitors, offering unique fishing opportunities in an urban setting. Amenities include a playground, softball field, tennis courts, basketball courts, lake, restrooms, two shelters with picnic areas that can accommodate 16 people each, fishing piers, volleyball courts, soccer fields and a walking trail. The shelters are also available for reservation, for rental information please contact the City.

 

Buck Creek Nature Preserve

4269 Burlingame

Buck Creek Nature Preserve is a natural area that features Buck Creek flowing through it. The Preserve has a trailhead parking, restroom, pavilion building, half-mile boardwalk, and informal natural surfaced pathways. The paved pathway that begins at the parking lot also links to the adjacent Lemery Park. Visitors can access the park by entering the parking lot from Burlingame Avenue. The nature preserve is next to Kent County's Palmer Park. Amenities include a nature building, boardwalk, walking trail, restrooms, picnic area, and fishing opportunities.

 

Ferrand Park

4760 Byron Center SW

Ferrand Park is a small, neighborhood park with a shaded oak tree canopy and playground equipment. The park also serves as a stormwater collection area during heavy rains. The tree canopy is protected by a deed restriction that prohibits the removal of any trees unless they are dead or unsafe. Visitors can access the park through two connecting walkways from the neighborhood or by walking along the sidewalk on Byron Center Avenue. Amenities include a playground area specifically designed for pre-school children and general playground equipment.

 

Frog Hollow

2050 Metro Court

Frog Hollow is a park that is designed to be accessible to all visitors, with a focus on play. It includes a large play area, shelter, restroom, and parking. The park is located next to the Metro Health Campus and can be accessed by car on Metro Way or by public bus. It can also be accessed from the M-6 Bike Trail at the corner of Byron Center Ave and Metro Way. The park was built in 2005. Amenities include a playground equipment that is universally accessible, a shelter that can accommodate 40 people, which is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

George P Tilma Nature Preserve

2100 Sheri Lynn Drive

The George P. Tilma Nature Preserve is a significant natural area within the City, featuring old growth forest and wetlands. The property is completely undeveloped and has informal trails that can be walked on. Access to the preserve is only for pedestrians, and it can be accessed from Sheri Lynn Drive and Chateau Drive.

 

Gezon Park

Gezon Park is currently developed into two separate areas, the north end of the park serves as a neighborhood park and the south end of the park is an active sports park. It is located in an area of rapid growth within the city and can be accessed from Gezon Street at the south end and from 52nd Street at the north end of the property. The City of Wyoming Water Treatment Plant is located next to the park on City property.

The south end of Gezon Park, 5651 Gezon Ct, is the Gezon Sports Complex and includes amenities such as baseball fields, softball fields, football fields, restrooms, Splash Pad and a picnic shelter that can accommodate 75 people and has electricity.

The north end of Gezon Park, 1940 52nd St SW, is the Neighborhood Park and includes amenities such as basketball courts, a playground, walking trail, and a picnic shelter that can accommodate 8 people. The shelter can be reserved and for rental information please click the link provided.

The City Council has approved the final master plan for Gezon Park, and the community was involved in the development process of the plan, for more information please click the link provided.

 

Hillcroft Park

340 32nd SW

Hillcroft Park is a neighborhood park located in Wyoming, directly north of the Godwin Heights Public Schools football and track facility. It offers a variety of amenities including a playground, picnic shelter, restrooms, soccer fields, baseball field and access to the Kent County Bike Trail. The park has a 50-year Recreational Facilities Use agreement with the City for the priority use and landscape maintenance of the park property. The park can be accessed from 32nd Street with a drive and parking lot, and by pedestrian access from 35th Street, 34th Street and the school property. The shelter and picnic area is available for reservation, and rental information can be found on the city's website.

 

Ideal Park

5843 Crippen

Ideal Park is one of the oldest parks in the City of Wyoming, located in the southern region of the city. It is situated near Buck Creek and features historic structures such as an art deco style bridge, a log cabin lodge, and stone structures. The park has traditionally been used for large group picnics and family reunions. Access to the park is at the end of Crippen Street and features large parking areas and a paved pathway that connects to the Inter-urban Bike Trail. However, due to significant flooding in 2013 and a tornado in 2014, the park experienced damage that resulted in the loss of playability on the park's tennis and basketball courts and the destruction of playgrounds and picnic section areas. Amenities include a lodge, 2 shelters with electricity, restrooms, 2 reservable picnic sections, grills, basketball courts, walking trail, fishing, soccer fields, and playground equipment. The lodge, shelter, and picnic sections are available for reservation from May 1st through September 30th and the park closes at 9:00 PM. Rental information can be found on the city's website.

 

Jackson Park

3235 Robin SW

Jackson Park is located adjacent to the Jackson Park Middle School in the City of Wyoming. It features a large green space in the center of the park that serves as a storm water storage area and provides two soccer fields when not flooded. The park also has eight tennis courts, a basketball court and a playground area located near the school facilities. The southern area of the park is a strip of land that is wooded and extends to 36th Street. It is accessible through an informal natural surface walkway that also connects the northern areas of the park and the middle school. The park can be accessed by car with a parking lot off from Robin Ave and also has pedestrian access from Robin Avenue, 36th Street, Heron Avenue, and 33rd Street. Amenities include soccer fields, playground equipment, basketball courts, baseball fields, and tennis courts.

 

Kelloggsville Park

5100 Haughey SW

Kelloggsville Park is located in the southeast region of the City of Wyoming. It can be accessed by car with drives and parking from both Haughey Avenue and 50th Street, as well as from the adjacent Inter-Urban Pathway System. The park serves as a neighborhood park, with a softball field for league play, and as a trailhead and rest stop for access to the adjacent Inter-Urban Pathway. Amenities include a softball field, playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, restrooms, and access to the Kent County Bike Trail. The park also has a shelter with grill that can accommodate 16 people and is available for reservation. Rental information can be found on the city's website

 

Lamar Park

2561 Porter

Lamar Park is a community park located in the City of Wyoming. It was originally opened in the 1930s and has undergone numerous renovations and improvements since then. The park serves both as a neighborhood park and as a location for large community events and holiday celebrations. The northern region of the park is currently undeveloped but is planned to be the location of a future community center. Access to the park is available from Porter Street, Roys Avenue, Chicago Drive, and Byron Center Avenue.

Amenities include 5 picnic sections with grills, restrooms, baseball field with grandstand and restrooms, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, shelter with electricity that can accommodate 75 people, climbing wall, soccer fields, fishing, softball field, grills, a splash pad (open from June 1st to Labor Day), little league field, tennis courts, playground equipment, and walking trail. The shelter and picnic sections are available for reservation from May 1st through September 30th. Rental information can be found on the city's website

Lemery Park

4050 Byron Center SW

Lemery Park is located in the City of Wyoming and offers both active and passive recreational opportunities for residents. The park features a paved pathway that connects to the Buck Creek Nature Preserve pathway. The tennis and ball diamonds are used daily by residents and athletic teams. Access to the park is available from the parking lot on Byron Center Avenue and pedestrian access with street parking is available from Holiday Drive in the adjacent neighborhood. Amenities include tennis courts, basketball courts, little league fields, softball field, restrooms, picnic area, fishing, playground equipment, concession stand and walking trail.

Lions Park

East of Dunbar SW

Lions Park is located in a densely residential area of the City of Wyoming. The park primarily consists of a wooded forest, which has become more valuable as other nearby forested areas have been cleared. At one time, a small section of the forest was cleared to create a lawn play area with playground equipment, but currently, there is no play equipment in the park and it is mainly used as a natural area with informal trails. Access to the park is at the end of 38th Street with street parking, and some neighbors also access the park through their backyards. The park is currently undeveloped and mainly used as a natural area

 

 

Marquette Park

1251 Marquette SW

Marquette Park is located in the northern region of the City of Wyoming. It serves as both a neighborhood park and a park for competitive soccer. It is adjacent to Kimble Stadium and provides support facilities such as parking and restrooms for the stadium. The park is accessible from Judd Avenue, Marquette St., or Nagel Avenue, it has a small parking lot within the park and adjacent street parking. The Grand Rapids Rifle and Pistol Club also operates an indoor shooting range within the park, and the City's only constructed Dog Park is located on the north-east section immediately east of the Grand Rapids Rifle and Pistol Club. The Dog Park has its own parking immediately off of Nagel Avenue. Amenities include a dog park, soccer fields, playground equipment, shelter with grill that can accommodate 16 people, restrooms, basketball courts, and inline hockey. The shelter is available for reservation from May 1st through September 30th. Rental information can be found on the city's website.

 

 

Oriole Park

1380 42nd Sr Sw

Oriole Park is a neighborhood park located in the City of Wyoming, surrounded by dense residential development. The primary access to the park is on 42nd Street, with a large parking lot. Pedestrian access with street parking is available from Oriole Avenue and Havana Avenue. A new master plan for the park was completed in 2006, with input from the public. Amenities include restrooms, a splashpad (open from June 1 to Labor Day), playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, a walking/bike path, a picnic area, and a shelter that can accommodate 16 people. The shelter is available for reservation from May 1st through September 30th. Rental information can be found on the city's website

 

Palmer Park Softball Field

1250 44th St SW

Palmer Park Field is located on the edge of the Kaufman Golf Course which is owned and operated by Kent County Parks, as well as the 44th Street Armory. The park is leased from Kent County and provides a lighted softball diamond for competitive league play. Access to Palmer Park Field is available from a parking lot located off of 44th Street. Amenities include a softball field, a concession stand, and restrooms. Picnic reservations can be made through Kent County Parks or by visiting their website.

 

 

Pinery Park

2301 Dehoop

Pinery Park is a heavily used park located in the City of Wyoming. It serves as a neighborhood park, a regional park, and a competitive ball field complex. It is located on DeHoop Avenue, with access from a park drive on DeHoop Avenue, and a second parking lot accessed from Belfield Street. The park has been continuously added to over several decades through partnership with the Pinery Park Little League, and it is in need of a new master plan. Amenities include an enclosed Lodge that can accommodate 100 people, tables and chairs included, full kitchen (no utensils), restrooms, electricity, heating, fireplace, softball/little league fields, a shelter that can accommodate 50 people, a baseball field, 3 picnic sections (Sec. A-50 people, Sec. B-150 people, Sec. C-125 people), tennis courts, restrooms, basketball courts, a fitness trail (1 mile), playground equipment. The lodge, shelter, and picnic sections are available for reservation from May 1st through September 30th. Rental information can be found on the city's website.

 

Prairie Park

2250 Prairie Parkway

Prairie Park is a park located in the City of Wyoming, situated along Roys Creek. It features unique forested wetlands and a neighborhood park area. The park is home to the community's only skate park, a restroom building, parking lot, and pathways through the woods. The park can be accessed from Prairie Parkway into the parking lot, and there are also two neighborhood pedestrian walkways located on Boone Avenue. Amenities include a Skate Park, a picnic shelter that accommodates 8 people, playground equipment, and a walking trail. The shelter is available for reservation, and rental information can be found on the city's website.

 

 

Southland Park

4125 Jefferson 

Southlawn Park is a neighborhood park located in the City of Wyoming. It is situated in a residential area and is bordered by Jefferson Avenue, Bellevue Street, and residential yards. Access to the park is provided by public sidewalk along Jefferson Avenue and Bellevue Street, and street parking is available along the park. The park offers various amenities for visitors to enjoy, including a picnic area, shelter, and grills (shelter accommodates 12 people and is on a first-come, first-served basis), playground equipment for pre-school children, soccer fields, and a splash pad (open from June 1st to Labor Day)

 

Wyoming Dog Park

1414 Nagel

Wyoming Dog Park is a membership-only dog park located within Marquette Park in Wyoming, Michigan. The park is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and offers two separate fenced-in areas for large and small dogs to run and play. To use the park, dogs must be pre-registered members and their owners must present proof of required medical records and a current county dog license. Membership fees are annual, with a discounted rate for those who join after Labor Day. The park also requires a completed registration form and waivers to be submitted as part of the membership process, and has specific rules and regulations in place to ensure the safety of all dogs and visitors.

 

 

Veteran's Memorial Garden Walk of Honor

The Veteran's Memorial Garden of the City of Wyoming is a beautiful garden dedicated to honoring veterans who have served in the armed forces. The garden features a "Walk of Honor" which is a walkway with monuments dedicated to each war that our country has faced, starting with the Revolutionary War. Along this walkway are bricks engraved with veterans' names from each era. The bricks are placed twice a year, once in the spring for Memorial Day and once in the fall for Veterans Day. The garden is located adjacent to the Wyoming Police Department on DeHoop Avenue and is a visible symbol of the tribute to those who have served our nation. You can purchase a brick to honor a veteran by completing an online application form or by mailing in a printed form with a check or money order.

 

Wyoming Parks & Recreation Department 1155 - 28th Street SW  P.O. Box 905  Wyoming, MI 49509-0905

When submitting your application, please be aware that orders take 6 to 8 weeks for the bricks to be completed and shipped. April 1 is the deadline for a brick to be placed for Memorial Day and September 1 is the deadline for a brick to be placed for Veteran's Day.  If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the application, please call the Wyoming Parks & Recreation Department at (616) 530-3164.